This Meyer lemon stuff has been sitting in my fridge since the 15th. Last night, I pulled it out to finish up, so I’ve really only been working on it two days, but in all fairness, the lemons and sugar have been working their magic for a week. This is what I did last night while watching Faulty Towers with The Husband.
…Basil Faulty makes even boiling water funny…
My friend Minda, also known as The Kitchen Fairy and the Queen of Quilting (in my head, anyway) was kind enough to offer some advice. Since Minda is smart and an all around domesticated intellect (as well as a wicked awesome gamer), I have included her pearls of wisdom for you, too.
Meyer Lemon & Mint Marmalade (MLMM…)
(adapted from Elise’s recipe on simplyrecipes.com, published 2-24-08)
The ingredients are as follows:
6c + 2c sugar; 6c water; 1/2c roughly torn mint leaves; 1 pkg liquid pectin
What I did last week: (“the story of the film so far…”)
in a large, non-reactive bowl I combined the zest, juice, 6c sugar, and mint; after stirring as best I could, I covered it with plastic wrap (put the wrap directly on the top of the mixture, like you would for a pudding or custard.) I put this in the coldest part of the fridge and forgot about it until last night.
I processed these in a boiling water bath for twenty minutes, letting the rest/dry off on a cooling rack where, if I’m lucky, they won’t get bumped or spoken to or looked at for a few days.
Thank you, Minda, for letting me pester you. I think you rock socks. <3